Frith, Francis (1822-98; English)
Photographs of Ancient Egypt (1857)
Album of 44 albumen silver prints, 38.2 x 30.7 cm (album)
Gift of Edward Thompson, c.1870
State Library of Victoria (H89.152/1-44)

[reproduction: Entrance to the Great Temple Luxor (H89.152/28)]

Several photos from this series and Frith’s companion album (Frith Modern Egypt {c.1870} SLV [PH]) were included in the First Collections exhibition (1992).

The contents of the present album (disassembled) have yet to be tabulated in full. Among them are prints of a number of Frith’s  famous photographs of Thebes, Karnak, Luxor etc., including the example reproduced above.

See also Frith Syria and Palestine {1860} SLV [PH].


Not listed in NGV 1894 or NGV 1905 

The SLV’s catalogue entry is not yet supplied with reproductions; author’s ID photograph shown here. See also Galbally & others, The First Collections (1992), cat.nos.58-63